The Day After Primary Day; Syria Developments; 9/11 Memorials

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Voter cards for primary election 2013. Voter cards for primary election 2013. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Primary day is behind us. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin discuss the vote and the results of city-wide and local races, then Columbia University professor Ester Fuchs and Fordham professor Christina Greer talk about what the voting blocs tell us about the next round this election season. Plus: Slate’s Fred Kaplan discusses the President’s address to the nation on Syria last night. And we hear from listeners on which area 9/11 memorials strike the right note for them 12 years later.

Primary Day Review

Republican Joe Lhota will be in the general election for mayor. On the Democratic side, things are a little tricker, as Bill de Blasio stands at 40.15% of the vote with about 98% of precincts reporting. Bill Thompson has vowed to "count every vote" before conceding a runoff. Anna Sale, WNYC politics reporter, and Brigid Bergin, WNYC reporter, talk about the long night of big election results, and what comes next.

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How Did NYC Decide?

Ben Max, editor of, reviews election returns in City Council and other local primary contests.


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The President's Message on Syria

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, and Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about last night's Presidential address and the chance of a developing compromise.


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Primary Election Day Analysis

Ester Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs and political science at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and former advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, and Christina Greer, assistant professor of political science at Fordham University (Lincoln Center) and author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, discuss the results of yesterday's mayoral primaries, other city-wide races, and what voting bloc turnout says about candidates and issues.



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Permanent Memorials to 9/11

Sylvia Laudien-Meo, art historian and tour leader with the Municipal Art Society, discusses the permanent memorials in remembrance of September 11, both within the city and throughout the tri-state area.

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